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Gatineau Olympiques defeat Val-d’Or Foreurs 5-4 in shootout victory

CENTRE AIR CREEBEC, VAL-D’OR — Kieran Craig had a goal and 3 assists leading the Gatineau Olympiques to a 5-4 shootout victory over the Val-d’Or Foreurs in QMJHL action.

Thomas Pelletier scored a goal and two assists and Nicolas Ouellet scored two goals and added an assist for the Foreurs.

The Olympiques led 3-1 at the end of the first period led by goals from Craig, Pier-Olivier Roy and Metis Roelens. Ouellet scored for Val-d’Or.

Val-d’Or tied the score 4-4 in the second period led by goals from Ouellet, Pelletier and David Noël. David Aebischer scored for Gatineau.

The third period was scoreless, forcing overtime.

After a scoreless overtime period, Roy scored to lead the Olympiques to a shootout victory. The Foreurs did not score.

ON THE POWER PLAY: The Olympiques scored once in two opportunities while the Foreurs scored two goals with the man advantage.

MAJOR PENALTIES: Metis Roelens (GAT, High sticking, 5-minute major), Roelens (GAT, High sticking match penalty)

STARS OF THE GAME: 1. Thomas Pelletier (Val-d’Or), 2. Nicolas Ouellet (Val-d’Or) and 3. Kieran Craig (Gatineau).

This article was generated using Wordsmith. Data was provided by the QMJHL via HockeyTech. To provide feedback on this article email: communities@metroland.com.

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